What are the different parts of a chicken wing called?
There are three parts in a chicken wing: Drumette is the fleshy part of the wing, closest to the chicken’s body. It looks like a drumstick but much smaller. Then, the second part called wingette comes, which has a very flavorful and tender meat. It is less meatier than drumette but tastier. Finally, there is the wing tip at the very end of the wing. It has almost no meat but mainly skin.
Can I use frozen chicken drumettes to make this recipe?
Yes, you can make this recipe using frozen chicken drumettes. You do not have to thaw the frozen drumettes but they will absorb the marinade better if you thaw them.
Margarita Drumettes Air Fryer Recipe
A delicious chicken recipe made with chicken drumettes, the meaty part of chicken wings. It is so easy to make it in the air fryer!
Tags: Air fryer chicken
A drumette is a fleshy part of the chicken wing, closest to the body. It is meatier than the rest of the wing. It looks very similar to the drumstick in appearance but smaller.It yields a tender and flavorful meat when cooked.
Already flavorful chicken drumettes are marinated with a combination of tequila, lime juice, and orange juice in the recipe below, and turn into a delicious dish. The recipe is to make with drumettes but you can also use chicken wingettes in this recipe if you prefer them.
2 pounds chicken drumettes
4 limes, 2 zested and 4 juiced
1 orange, zested and juiced
1 cup silver tequila
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and black pepper to taste
Olive oil spray
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Add the chicken drumettes, lime zest, lime juice, orange zest, orange juice, silver tequila, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper into a bowl and mix them.
Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.
After marinating, preheat the air fryer by selecting the “Chicken” function and adjusting the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up.
Remove the marinated chicken drumettes from the refrigerator.
Lightly grease the rotating basket or the regular air fryer basket with olive oil spray.
Put the chicken drumettes into the basket, and mist them with olive oil spray.
Open the air fryer, insert the chicken drumettes in, and close it.
Set the timer to 25 minutes and press the “Start/Pause” button to begin frying.
Cook until the drumettes are golden brown and reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
Once cooked, open the air fryer and transfer the chicken drumettes to a serving platter.
Garnish with chives and serve warm.
Enjoy your delicious chicken drumettes!
RECIPE NOTE FOR MARGARITA DRUMETTES:
If you are a teetotaler, just skip the tequila in this recipe and marinate chicken drumettes with the remaining ingredients. It will still taste delicious.
HOW TO SERVE MARGARITA DRUMETTES:
Margarita drumettes go very well with some rice and green salad. If you do not want to consume rice due to its high carbohydrate content, you can serve margarita drumettes with some bean salad, too.
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER MARGARITA DRUMETTES:
You can store leftover margarita drumettes in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them and eat much later.